Archaeologists unearth coffin containing three mummies with sewage water and bones inside, in Alexandria, Egypt July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany Archaeologists unearth coffin containing three mummies with sewage water and bones inside, in Alexandria, Egypt July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Alexandria sarcophagus arrives at new display at Mustafa Kamel Necropolis

By: MENA
Fri, Jul. 20, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt - 20 July 2018: The giant black granite sarcophagus that was discovered at a 2000-year-old Ptolemaic tomb in Alexandria has arrived at Mustafa Kamel Hellenistic Necropolis.

Upon its arrival, operations to move the sarcophagus to its new place inside Mustafa Kamel Necropolis started.

Earlier in the day, the base of the sarcophagus has been unearthed, marking the end of its full lifting operations.

The base of the sarcophagus was pulled out by a committee grouping archaeologists and experts. It was lifted by a huge crane and special equipment.

Alexandria Governor Mohamed Sultan followed up the operation of moving the sarcophagus to its new display area inside Mustafa Kamel Necropolis
 
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